President of India Ram Nath Kovind dialled Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan today evening to find out about the heavy rain and flood situation and about the ongoing rescue and relief measures in the State. He expressed concern about the loss of life and damages.
The Governor informed the President that rescue and relief measures were in full swing in all the rain-affected areas in the State and the government machinery is in full preparedness to meet any situation.
Dr Tamilisai informed the President that she convened a meeting with all the district units of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Telangana State, and asked them to take an active part in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures to supplement the Government’s efforts.
The Governor listed out the efforts like food distribution, relief shelter creation, ambulance services, medicines and other essential supplies by the Indian Red Cross Society units and other NGOs in supplementing the efforts of the government machinery.
She also informed the President about her appeal to the people to donate generously to the needy and the facilitation of relief material supplies by the Raj Bhavan through the IRCS.
The President advised the Governor and the government machinery to be on high alert and maintain vigil to help the affected and respond to the needy on a priority basis till the heavy rain situation subsided in the State.